For many years experts thought apple-shaped bodies worries' were greater. The thinking was, fat stored in the stomach = a higher risk for heart disease and diabetes. It was believed pear-shaped people storing their fat in the buttocks, hips and thighs were protected from those problems. A recent study though, shows what was previously believed about "pear shapes" may be wrong.

Experts found, through this study, that both groups had an increased risk of metabolic syndrome.  This is a group of risk factors: high blood pressure,.

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